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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5815–5821

High-power Yb-doped fiber amplification system synchronized with a few-cycle Ti:sapphire laser

Qiang Hao, Wenxue Li, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5815-5821 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005815


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Abstract

We demonstrated the synchronized high-power ytterbium-doped fiber amplification of the near-infrared spectral fraction of a few-cycle Ti:sapphire laser at 79.5-MHz repetition rate, which was experimentally realized with a two-stage ytterbium-doped fiber pre-amplifier and a two-stage double-clad fiber power amplifier in cascade. An overall power amplification up to 86.1 dB was achieved at 1030 nm with sufficient suppression of amplified spontaneous emission noises, achieving to the best of our knowledge the highest synchronized laser pulses of 262 W in average power. The amplified high-power pulses were demonstrated to maintain good temporal synchronization with the few-cycle signal pulses.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2009
Published: March 26, 2009

Citation
Qiang Hao, Wenxue Li, and Heping Zeng, "High-power Yb-doped fiber amplification synchronized with a few-cycle Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 17, 5815-5821 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5815


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